Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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The course will provide a career ‘accelerator’ within the resources sector – and also a potential entry pathway to the resources sector for professionals from other industry sectors.
Master of Business Administration Flexible
Fees and scholarships
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Postgraduate - full fee paying students
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Fee-Paying' and chose your course to see the annual and total course fees.
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Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
Ranking and Selection Process
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules).
Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.
- Original proof of citizenship (one of the following):
- passport (and visa if necessary)
- birth certificate
- Australian Citizenship certificate
- Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
- Proof of English language competency
- A personal statement
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your professional work experience
- Two referee names and contact details
Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an application. Read more here about uploading scanned documents.
If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Future Students Team.
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About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Part-time only
- Partially Online
- Trimester 1, 2, 3
- The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week per unit, which includes 3 weekly contact hours, personal study and examinations.
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
- Trimester 1, 2023
- Trimester 2, 2023
- Trimester 3, 2023
- T1: Closed
- T2: Open now
- T3: Open now
- T1: Closed
- T2: Thursday 23 April 2023
- T3: Sunday 13 August 2023
Refer to Admissions Requirements for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
You'll learn to
- analyse the strategies of resources companies.
- understand the commodity-market cycle and market economics.
- understand the investment climate for mineral commodity developments.
- understand the social impact and environmental impact of minerals developments and ways to maximise shared value.
UWA MBA graduates earn highest salaries nationally
Graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in Australia, almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).
- Real-world case studies of challenges facing the senior decision-makers in resources companies are studied.
- Techniques to improve your management skill set for the resources sector are covered.
- Tools for operational improvement in resources can be applied in your workplace.
- Verbal and written communications skills will assist your career development in the resources sector.
- BHP, Woodside, Chevron, Clough, St Barbara, Resource Capital Funds and others are long-term resources-sector supporters of the UWA Business School.
- Lecturers of the Graduate Certificate have extensive industry contacts in the sector – and guest speakers who are leaders in the resources sector often deliver bespoke lectures into the program.
Flexible and personalised study
You will complete four units in intensive block-teaching or weekly lecture mode. Some units, including the cornerstone 'Strategic Management of Resources Companies' (MGMT5524), are available as online offerings in addition to face-to-face delivery.
By taking the core unit 'Strategic Management of Resource Companies' and choosing from a range of option units, you'll tailor your course to suit your career plans, professional development and personal growth.
"The Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management at UWA is a great vehicle for mining industry professionals seeking to expand their professional knowledge base. They get to study with future industry leaders and it offers a valuable potential entry pathway to an MBA."
-Dr David Blyth, Principal, 2nd Horizon Consulting, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UWA Business School
Why study this course
- Enhance your resources sector knowledge to a general management level from technical level.
- Deepen your knowledge of decision-making practice and processes in the resources sector, through enhanced financial and economic understanding of organisations and mineral markets.
- Understand value-based strategies, the related corporate and technical risks, and the different business models deployed in the global minerals and energy sector.
Pathway to the MBA
This Graduate Certificate is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible program.
Graduates who meet the Weighted Average Mark requirements can articulate into the MBA. Points completed for the Graduate Certificate will be fully credited towards the MBA.
For Trimester 1 2021 entry, applications close on 3 January, 2021.
The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.
Our Business School courses are influenced by the Business School Board, a group of industry leaders who ensure content remains current and students are prepared for their chosen career when entering the workforce as well as giving a key insight into what employers are looking for when hiring graduates.
Strong industry contacts will give you the added advantage of growing quality networks to draw on when you graduate. We have 30+ corporate supporters, who have included ATCO, Bankwest, BDO, BHP, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Macquarie Group, Mitsubishi, UniBank, Woodside and more.